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Suzette V wrote a review Jul 2020
Richmond Heights, Missouri34 contributions5 helpful votes
This saint I am partial to because she is ours but I loved the visit to her home. The Sister's where precious and the space filled with grace.
Date of experience: July 2020
Patti Beth A wrote a review Dec 2019
Grove, Oklahoma972 contributions76 helpful votes
This catholic cathedral is a contemporary design. Our guides for our group tour gave us the history of st Philippine which we knew nothing about. Toured the rooms with lots of photos and artifacts. Probably more interesting to those of catholic faith.
Date of experience: December 2019
NPS_Traveler wrote a review Sep 2019
64 contributions2 helpful votes
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne is a French-born saint who spent time in America teaching. Her dream was to help the Native Americans, which she finally got to do for a short time near the end of her life. It was very neat to see the plot of a saint - right here in America! My family of five (3 kids, ages 4, 6, and 9) visited the shrine and did not make plans for a tour due to time constraints. There is a small outdoor shrine which was locked. If memory serves, that was a previous burial spot of St. Philippine. There are windows we peeked in and could see a plaque on the stone floor marking the burial plot. We walked in to the main shrine (which is a functioning church). Admittedly, I wasn't very impressed as it has a 1960s style design. That design is not my flavor, buy maybe others would enjoy it more than I did. In the church was an elderly woman who was also a docent. Though we hand't planned on a tour, we happily obliged. What would have been a 20 minute visit turned in to more of an hour stop - and it was for the better. The docent gave a very thorough tour of the chapel, the attached school, and the history of St. Phillipine and her connection with the apostolate that runs the school. If my memory serves correctly, the current resting place of the saint's remains are in the chapel (see picture). A banner that hung in Rome for her canonization also hangs in the chapel. It was a great place to see! St. Louis is rich in Catholic history, and this location is a place to learn about part of that history. Non-catholics could enjoy the site and tour also, although it would probably help if they have an interest in history, as I think the historicity of the saint's life would be the more fascinating aspect to that demographic.…
Date of experience: May 2019
Dennnnnnis wrote a review Jan 2019
Saint Charles, Missouri103 contributions20 helpful votes
As an old Catholic, I was stunned to find out that here in St. Charles lived a person who become a Saint, of the Catholic Church. Very powerful, and deeply spiritual shrine.An absolute MUST see for anyone with a strong faith..and not necessarily Catholic, at that.
Date of experience: September 2018
Gzum wrote a review Aug 2018
Saint Charles, Missouri13 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the good fortune to have a docent give us a tour and details of her dedication and life. We loved it and intend to return. There is a small museum that shows items from her time.
Date of experience: November 2017